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Upcoming stories for Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

Here are some of our coverage plans for the day. This feature is an opportunity for you to comment on our coverage choices, suggest sources, ask questions or share your knowledge in order to help us keep everyone better informed.

We call it “The Daily News Meeting” because the list is generated from the 10 a.m. planning meeting BDN editors conduct each weekday.

Keep in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

For Tuesday, Aug. 31:

Maine DHHS is expected to announce which nonprofits have been awarded permits to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Downeast and far southern Maine. The state had to reopen the permit application period for the two districts because no one met the minimum requirements in the first application round. Reporter: Kevin Miller

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Sugarloaf is unveiling plans to nearly double its skiing acreage by expanding onto adjacent Burnt Mountain. The new trails will offer a back-country skiing experience but will be in-bounds and will be monitored by the ski patrol. Reporter: John Holyoke

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Bangor City Councilors will get an update tonight from the architect they have hired to design a new arena. Colorado-based Don Dethlefs may unveil a design for a 7,400-seat facility to replace the Bangor Auditorium. How much will it cost? Reporter: Eric Russell

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Moosehead Manufacturing’s facility in Monson is scheduled to be auctioned off today. We’re monitoring the process and will find out who, if anyone, will own the assets of the furniture manufacturer going forward and what the new owner plans to do with them. Reporter: Diana Bowley

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Jeff Wolowitz of Lincolnville makes tofu from Maine soybeans in his workshop in Camden. Formerly a high school physics teacher, he began making tofu full time a few months ago and now sells it to stores all over the state. Reporter: Emily Burnham

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We’ll have Maine delegation reaction to President Obama’s speech tonight officially ending the U.S. combat mission in Iraq.

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In Sports, we’ll be covering high school soccer action and previewing the Husson College field hockey team.

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